Friday, 11 July 2014

Ariel's Song in The Deep Woods

I've been waiting to use an image I picked up at a flea market -- namely Ariel from "The Tempest" swooping down on a bat.

Ariel's Song

Where the bee sucks, there suck I;
In a cowslip's bell I lie;
There I crouch when owl's do cry.
On the bat's back I do fly
After summer merrlly.
Merrily, merrily shall I live now
Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.

Along with Ariel is a butterfly from a children's book, a fancy fellow from ?, a mushroom from the stash of a deceased illustrator (her niece was kind enough to give me a good amount of vintage images the artist used for reference) and some lovely "Four O'Clocks" (the colorful flowers in the foreground) cut from an old garden catalog.  All pasted down on an end paper from American Heritage New Illustrated History of the United States, Volume 2: Colonial America.


  1. See her fly! Nice collage Angie.

  2. Gorgeous concatenation of images—most definitely enchanting!

  3. Lovely and enchanting combination of images, CC. And I like Ariel´s song - thanks for sharing.

  4. Lovely images, CC, but I just can't get past "...there suck I..." !